How Can I Improve The Facial Asymmetry From A Zygomatic Arch Fracture?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a broken zygomatic arch that was not repaired in time which has resulted in loss of facial symmetry. What can I do to correct it now?

A:To determine the best corrective approach for a displaced zygomatic arch fracture a 3D Ct scan is needed so there is a clear understanding of the actual bone position and how best to repair it. In some situations, unless the infractured bone segment is impinging on the masseter muscle (causing pain), a camouflage approach (leave the bone where it is) may be used for facial contour restoration.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon